Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

What Does Flat CO2 Pollution Mean? »

March 23, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that it is difficult to see how flat or declining energy-related emissions can continue globally, even with U.S. energy-related emissions showing little growth.

By Bobby Magill and Climate Central, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-does-flat-co2-pollution-mean/

No, California Won’t Run Out of Water in a Year »

March 20, 2015

Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, discusses California's water supply

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times

As California Drought Enters 4th Year, Conservation Efforts and Worries Increase »

March 17, 2015

Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses how California's long-term warming trend is likely to exacerbate drought conditions. 

By Adam Nagourney, New York Times

White House Expands Protections for California’s ‘Blue Serengeti’ »

March 13, 2015

Notes that senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) dubbed two federal marine sanctuaries off California’s north-central coast “our blue Serengeti” because the nutrient-rich areas serve as “watering holes” that attract a range of marine creatures.

By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

Ocean Glider Helps Keep An Eye on Marine Life »

March 11, 2015

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) discusses how she and her colleagues at Stanford and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are using an autonomous, wave-powered vehicle to keep tabs on the comings and goings of great white sharks.

By Chris Cesare, Monterey Herald

Hot Droughts: Stanford Study Links Drought And Global Warming »

March 10, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses correlations between climate change and droughts in California. 

By Joe Moore and Ezra David Romero, Valley Public Radio

Human Price of Forest Destruction Paid in Plague »

March 4, 2015

Senior Fellow James Holland Jones (Anthropology) discusses the need to study disease mechanisms to better understand how diseases are being transmitted to humans.

By Niina Heikkinen and ClimateWire, Scientific American

Lack of Snow Leaves California's 'Water Tower' Running Low »

March 4, 2015

Cites a new study by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) which reports that low precipitation was key in starting the drought, but that heat, which has become more common in California, has been essential in maintaining and intensifying the drought.

By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic

California’s terrifying forecast: In the future, it could face droughts nearly every year »

March 2, 2015

Discusses study led by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) that pored through historical data from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center to explain current conditions and concluded that drought conditions may be the new normal for California.

By Darryl Fears, Washington Post

California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study »

March 2, 2015

Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses how the frequency and intensity of the California drought is likely to increase as temperatures rise.

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

Is the Environment a Moral Cause? »

February 27, 2015

Op-ed by Robb Willer (Sociology) cites a poll by Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick, the New York Times, and Resources for the Future.

By Robb Willer, New York Times

World's challenges demand science changes -- and fast, experts say »

February 26, 2015

A group of scientists, including Senior Fellow, emeritus, Hal Mooney (Biology), makes a compelling case in Science Magazine that growing global challenges have rendered sharply segregated expertise obsolete.

By Sue Nichols, Michigan State University

For the West, A Winter That Has Felt More Like Spring »

February 25, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses how warm temperatures, combined with multi-year precipitation shortfalls is resulting in the continuation of severe drought conditions in California. 

By Andrea Thompson, Climate Central

Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit »

February 25, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology, Environmental Earth System Science) says that we have known for decades that carbon dioxide must have an effect on global warming, but this study provides concrete evidence for the first time.

By David Perlman, SF Gate

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say »

February 24, 2015

Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) notes that little has been done to counter negative trends in food security, even though they've been known about for decades.

By Alan Boyle, NBC News

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing »

February 23, 2015

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) discusses her research studying bluefin tuna, and how aquaculture may serve as a solution to overfishing.

By Allen Martin, CBS San Francisco

Lessons from Methane Emissions in Boston and the White House Climate Action Plan »

February 23, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses urban methane emissions in the context of the White House Climate Action Plan.

By Robert Jackson, Brookings

Population Growth Could Stymie California Water Conservation Efforts »

February 18, 2015

Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, discusses California water use projections

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Taps Start to Run Dry in Brazil’s Largest City »

February 17, 2015

Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program states that decision makers should have taken aggressive measures to reduce consumption and leakage months ago, rather than pursuing megaprojects to address the problem.

By Simon Romero, New York Times

State’s population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming years »

February 17, 2015

Senior Research Scientist Newsha Ajami (Water in the West) / Director of Urban Water Policy in the Water in the West program notes that we already struggle to manage the scarce water that we have now, and fail to use lessons from past droughts to inform future water management practices.

By Matt Weiser and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee

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